Yep I’m now the big 50 but I’m in better shape than when I became 40. That feels good but a bit weird knowing I’ll be a super veteran in races from now on. That sounds old but it isn’t in reality.
A couple of other “benefits” have already come to light….
You might already know I’m a middle manager and get an audience at the weekly SMT meeting from time to time (that’s the Strategic Management Team). Whenever I go there’s always a box of really nice looking chocolate biscuits on the table which never seems to come my way. It’s a bit of a game really. It is as if they’re saying “we might be agreeing with you but you still can’t have a biscuit because we’re SMT and you’re not” and on the other hand it’s there to tantalize me. Anyway, this was shattered this week with the Chief being passed a note and then saying “I understand you were 50 in the Christmas break, well you’d better have a biscuit then, many happy returns Doug”. I blushed, it took me by suprise. An SMT biscuit? Had I suddenly made it? No, I’m just 50.
Another advantage is about insurance. At home we need to take out a new bit of insurance (of the four legged variety) and Rachel said she was getting onto Saga “well, you’re old enough now and they might do you a good deal”.
So there I am. An SMT biscuit and Saga insurance for a super vet. Already I’m enjoying being 50.